Animaniacs Season 4 Is Canceled Despite Cast Not Giving Up Hope

By Lori Meek
Published: February 19, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Hulu first announced the revival of a beloved 90s animated series named Animaniacs in 2018. After three seasons, each featuring a healthy dose of social satire, nostalgia, hilarity, and even a cliffhanger, fans will be sad to know that the third season is the final, and it has been canceled, despite some hope of continuation for Season 4. 

Is Animaniacs Cancelled for Season 4?

Yes, the Animaniacs reboot was canceled before season 3 even premiered. As of the time of writing, Hulu has no plans to order another season. The revival series was only supposed to last for two seasons. Still, due to the overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics, the streaming giant extended the series for a third and final installment.

And while the revival series didn’t last as long as the original 90s show, it was significantly more successful than other contemporary reboots we’ve been getting on our screens. 

Animaniacs Season 4 Hopes

Unfortunately, season 4 is not on the cards. In December of 2022, Hulu announced season 3 of Animaniacs. The announcement mentioned this would be the last we ever get to see Wakko, Yakko, Dot, Pinky, Brain, and the rest.

However, the voice actors involved in the special project haven’t given up hope of returning to the recording studio one day and reprising their characters. Maurice LaMarche, who plays the world-conquering lab mouse, Brain, recently stated:

“Pinky and the Brain are going back to ACME Labs and plotting to take over the world without the camera on them. Nothing’s ever put to bed forever. I like to think of us as taking a little break right now.”

And there’s been plenty of critical acclaim for the show too despite the chances being low for a renewal. At Ready Steady Cut, our critic Daniel Hart said the reboot “delves into modern world pop culture, highlighting how it’s wackier than the characters we are facing; even wackier than Pinky and the Brain.”

We do not believe critical acclaim and cast enthusiasm will be enough for a Season 4. But you never know.

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